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  2. Walt's Daughter

    Resistance hero flies in Spitfire

    Video Resistance hero flies in Spitfire of D-Day pilot he rescued https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-kent-48943301/resistance-
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  4. civilwargal

    Just when you thought it was safe to come back here!

    Good to see my old stomping grounds of Chancelorsville. Last time I was there we had a tour of the "house"(it's actually the farm office) where Jackson died. We were there at night by lantern light. Kind of took you back in time. My favorite tour was tracing the Booth escape rte.
  5. Walt's Daughter

    Just when you thought it was safe to come back here!

    Hey Darlene: Wow, good to have you back. Hope you are feeling much better. Sounds like you've gone through some hell in the past few years. Capt O, thanks for responding to her post. Gee, almost feels like old times. Oh how I miss those initial days where everyone would join in and we'd keep a discussion going and going. And of course, miss the banterings with our dear WWII veterans. Things just aren't the same, anymore...
  6. I just checked and my Picasa Web Albums (now Google Photo Archive) still works and you can link to my albums. And so here are my trips to . . . Chancellorsville Camp Sumter (Andersonville) Fort Pulaski Some are way older, but still pretty interesting. There are some pictures of much younger Capt Todd in there. If you check the info on the pictures it says 2010, but I was at 2d Tank Battalion on that trip and that was 2006. If you want to check over a large body of pictures I've taken in my duty stations, museums and other points of interest look here. Album Archive doesn't put them in order by date so that is annoying, but not much you can do about that.
  7. Hey Darlene, Good to hear from you! It's been a long time (5 and a half years or thereabouts?) Hope you are on the mend! Glad to have you back on the forum. Incidentally, My last tour (that's a change - since you've been here, I left Okinawa in 2016 and spent 2.5 years in Quantico before retiring from the Marine Corps) was close to Fredericksburg so I was in the middle of a lot of Civil War history. I didn't see as much as I liked, but I did take a great tour of the Chancellorsville Battlefield. That was a great experience. I've got a lot of pictures, but I need to transfer them from Google photos to Irista since you can't openly share Google Photos links anymore. (I hate Google!) Incidentally, living between Fredericksburg and DC I find one thing kind of surprising. It would seem that if you want to get to Fredericksburg or any point south of that, you have in 2019 the same problem Burnsides had 157 years ago - crossing the Rappahannock. With I-95 usually more of a parking lot than a thoroughfare and Route 1 (AKA Jefferson Davis Highway - 95's paralleling older brother) normally just as bad but with traffic lights, it would probably be faster to walk from DC and sneak across the U.S. Ford. I post some links to my Civil War tourism when I get them uploaded somewhere more link-friendly than Google. Glad to have you back!
  8. Walt's Daughter

    V-Mail Newsletters - WWII Museum

    Summer 2019 Summer_2019.pdf
  9. Hi there? I have been MIA for a long time. Lots of changes have happened since !y last visit: had a couple of back surgeries,finally got on Social Security Disability (first visit to their doctor I had a walker, a wound vac and an IV in my arm and was declared work ready...) Been keeping busy. Glad to be back.
  10. Walt's Daughter

    1275 Combat Engineers, Company A, 15th Army

    Welcome to the forum, Alex. Thanks for joining and sharing what you have.
  11. Hi Judy I made an account specifically to reply to this. I found the post when I googled the 1275th Combat Engineer Battalion. My grandfather, Sydney Ross, was a Private First Class in Company C of that unit. I know for sure that he served in France and Germany in the spring and summer of 1945, and then in the Phillippines in the fall and winter of that year. We have a photo album of pictures he took during his service, but due to an unfortunate family estrangement, we don't have access to his original discharge papers (which I'm trying to get a copy of now), and his collection of flags and personal weapons from both the German and Japanese armies. I thought you might be interested in these links, which I found when researching the unit. The first is a Google Books copy of an autobiography of a jazz musician who was part of that unit. This is cool because he specifically mentions towns which match the names written on my grandfather's collection of photographs. The second is an operations log from a particular LST (LST 493) transporting troops from England to France, which happens to mention Comapny C of the 1275th Engineers, so I know the exact date of my grandfather's arrival in France (April 9th, 1945). I'd love to know if you have any other information on the unit's movements and activities, or just any other random tidbits you'd like to share.
  12. From a friend. Please let us know if any activities are being planned.
  13. About ColBill change rank from Sargeant/Tec4 to Lt. Colonel

  14. https://youtu.be/YDlq8so0lU8
  15. Walt's Daughter

    283rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Grandson)

    Excellent. I have put a lot of people together since 2004, including veterans with their old buddies. This has been a very rewarding project and labor of love. I have been repaid over and over with the results.
  16. 283rdCombatEngineers

    283rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Grandson)

    Not working on research so much, as seeking people who are equally proud of what their parents and grandparents accomplished, and to share memories and stories. But it seems that the place you have built here is an ideal forum ... no pun intended. Thank you
  17. Walt's Daughter

    283rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Grandson)

    Welcome to the forum. Best of luck with your research!
  18. Walt's Daughter

    Camp Butner NC engineer units. Trying to research

    We do not have dead threads on this forum. All info is pertinent whether it arrives two weeks after a thread is initially posted, or a dozen years later. All info shared is greatly appreciated.
  19. My Grandfather served in A Company of the 283rd and I hope perhaps I can meet some other families of these vets so that we can keep their memories alive ... as well as their accomplishments under the worst of conditions.
  20. 283rdCombatEngineers

    Camp Butner NC engineer units. Trying to research

    Not to revive dead threads, but the 283rd Engineers were not only a Combat Engineer Battalion (Not just an Engineer Battalion as noted herein) but also trained at Camp Butner. I have a couple of memoirs from my Grandfather who served in A Company I can scan and send in. Tragically, I lost most of it when we lost our home here in a storm, but I still have dog tags I can scan ... one of his dog tags. Would it serve any purpose?
  21. buk2112

    Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy

    Very moving, thanks for posting Marion! Home of the free, because of the Brave
  22. Walt's Daughter

    Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy

    Remembering D-Day: Nearly 9,000 names read aloud at World War II Memorial
  23. juskitty

    Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy

    Thank you Ms Marion..
  24. https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/d-day-trump-commemorations-gbr-intl/index.html https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/last-few-remaining-u-s-veterans-thanked-75th-anniversary-d-n1014401
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  26. CaptO

    At 95 Kennedy Space Center VAB designer...

    Very cool! https://www.nasa.gov/content/vehicle-assembly-building
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